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Evolution and the Nature of Science Institutes
The main objective of the Evolution and the Nature of Science Institutes (ENSI) site is to improve the teaching of evolution in high school biology courses by encouraging teachers to teach evolutionary thinking in the context of a more complete understanding of modern scientific thinking. There are lesson plans, teaching units, and curricula about the nature of science, evolution, and the origin of life. There are also papers on evolution, teaching, cladistics, and the nature of science.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Curriculum
    • Guide for instructor
    • Lesson plan
    • Module / Unit
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
Subject:
  • Biology
  • Educational theory and practice
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
  • History and philosophy of science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Using and Copying Lessons: You may print hardcopy of any material on this site directly from your net browser, or you may copy and save the material to your system, and then access it offline with your word processor for modification and printing for your personal use. All we ask is that the lessons be used essentially in the manner and context described and for the purposes intended, in keeping with the Evolution and the Nature of Science Institutes (ENSI) concepts. We also ask that proper credit be given to ENSI and the appropriate author(s).
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-004-102
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Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Larry Flammer
Evolution and the Nature of Science Institutes

Contact: Dr Jean Beard
San Jose State University, Biology Department, Evolution and the Nature of Science Institutes (ENSI)

Contributor: Dr Craig Nelson
Indiana University, Department of Biology

Contributor: Dr Martin Nickels
Illinois State University, Anthropology Program